GTK Footloose - Cancelled

By Dean Pitchford and Walter Bobbie

Directed by Emma Vogel

When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, Ren is prepared for the inevitable adjustment period at his new high school. What he isn't prepared for are the rigorous local edicts, including a ban on dancing instituted by the local preacher, determined to exercise the control over the town's youth. The heartfelt story that emerges is of a father longing for the son he lost and of a young man aching for the father who walked out on him. FOOTLOOSE celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people, guiding them with a warm heart and an open mind.

Produced by Verona Area Community Theater at Verona Area High School Performing Arts Center, 300 Richard St., Verona

Performances: April 2-4, 2020

Cancellation of Spring Youth Productions

Due to ongoing concerns over the coronavirus, VACT has decided to cancel performances of its spring youth productions: Pajama Party, Suessical Kids, and GTK Footloose (April 2-4), and Chicago HSE (April 16-18). With school district restrictions making the Verona Area High School Performing Arts Center (VAHS PAC) inaccessible until April 6, there is no option for the April 2-4 productions. VACT has also decided that out of concern for continuing large group rehearsals, for the safety of our cast and staff, we will also cancel performances of Chicago HSE, regardless of whether the VAHS PAC reopens after April 6.

We want to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of our four casts, staff, volunteers, and families. We know that this decision will cause a great deal of disappointment, and please know that we share in your sadness, but VACT feels strongly that this is the right decision. We will continue to explore options for allowing our amazing casts a way to show all, or a portion, of the great work that had been done on these productions thus far, but with so many questions still unanswered we do not have any details at this time. Cast members will receive emails through our regular channels if any further decisions are made.

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